mega·​proj·​ect | \ ˈme-gə-ˌprä-ˌjekt How to pronounce megaproject (audio) , -jikt also -ˌprō- \

Definition of megaproject

: a major project or undertaking (as in business or construction)

Examples of megaproject in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Two Trees’ David Walentas is generally credited with creating DUMBO as a neighborhood, and the firm, now run by his son, Jed, is also behind the 11-acre megaproject just to the south of River Ring. Kim Velsey, Curbed, 1 Sep. 2021 Other votes have sought citizen input on everything from a new airport to a tourist train megaproject to a new brewery. Patrick J. Mcdonnell, Los Angeles Times, 31 July 2021 Perhaps the biggest question on the coastal megaproject is about the $26.2 billion cost, 35 percent of which must come from the state or other local sources. Eric Bender, Wired, 26 June 2021 Guangdong had plans to have 26 nuclear reactors, in a megaproject overseen by CGN. Jill Baker, Forbes, 17 June 2021 But with the Pacific Park megaproject bringing 17 buildings to the area just east of Barclays, a far taller skyline is inching its way down the avenue. Valeria Ricciulli, Curbed, 17 Mar. 2021 Baker also nixed $250 million in borrowing authorization for the Allston Massachusetts Turnpike megaproject, even though his administration has yet to come up with a plan to finance the $1.3 billion construction. Adam Vaccaro,, 15 Jan. 2021 Meyer, who stressed the importance of attracting customers while leading AGDC from 2016 to 2019, said the megaproject has no significant technical barriers and can be financed. Elwood Brehmer, Anchorage Daily News, 10 Nov. 2020 The message is consistent with a warning state officials issued the company last year, saying the megaproject would not quality for aid without revisions to its 2017 contract because the scope of the factory has been reduced. CBS News, 12 Oct. 2020

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1976, in the meaning defined above

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“Megaproject.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Sep. 2021.

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